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ThinkMind // ALLSENSORS 2018, The Third International Conference on Advances in Sensors, Actuators, Metering and Sensing // View article allsensors_2018_7_20_78002


Multi-Layer Printed Shear Force Sensor on Flexible Substrates

Authors:
Andreas Albrecht
Mauriz Trautmann
Markus Becherer
Paolo Lugli
Almudena Rivadeneyra

Keywords: Capacitive sensor; inkjet printing; normal force; PDMS.

Abstract:
Printed electronics technology is a promising way of fabricating low-cost electronics without the need for masking and etching. In recent years, additive printing techniques, such as inkjet and screen printing, have been adopted to fabricate low-cost and large-area electronics on flexible substrates. In this work, the design of a 3-axial normal and shear force sensor was developed, that consists of four miniaturized printed capacitors. The partially overlapping electrodes are arranged in a manner so that force sensitivity in orthogonal directions is achieved. The base unit of this sensor has been fabricated using inkjet-printing and characterized. The force response of this sensor was investigated in a force range from 0.1 N to 8 N, the normal-force sensitivity was determined to be Sz = 5.2 fF/N and the shear-force sensitivity was Sy = 13.1 fF/N. Due to its sensing range, this sensor could be applicable in tactile sensing systems.

Pages: 70 to 75

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: March 25, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2519-836X

ISBN: 978-1-61208-621-7

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

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